1884 · London
New" findings on Central Asia and New Guinea: Vol. I, pt. 2 of the supplementary papers of the Royal Geographical Society, with a handsome folded map. The Royal Geographical Society was created to advance the geographical sciences, and after its founding in 1830 supported the expeditions of some of the foremost explorers. In this RGS publication, English translator Edward Delmar Morgan and English geographer and former Society president Clements R. Markham (both also renowned explorers) offered updates on their respective areas of study: Morgan (1840–1909) with additional notes to a report on a Central Asian expedition previously translated for the Society), and Markham (1830–1916) with discoveries on the New Guinea coasts, in a paper read at the Society in 1884.
"Part of Central Asia Showing the Territory between the Zarafshan and Amu-Daria Rivers," the => large folding map relevant to Morgan's paper, is included in the rear. Printed in in black and white with light color accents, it was drawn by the chief draughtsman for the Society, Henry Sharbau, and lithographed by British cartographer and engraver Edward Weller.
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear. Original printed blue wrappers, front wrapper with center emblem; wrappers edgeworn and lightly discolored in spots, chipping to rear wrapper with minor loss, spine faded. Interior age-toned, light scuffs to two pages; very small occasional tears at creases of the map. => A solid copy, with the attractive map. (Inventory #: 38056)